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When did the last Woolly Mammoth live on Earth? Is there reason to believe or doubt the 37,000 year figure?

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When did the last Woolly Mammoth live on Earth? Is there reason to believe or doubt the 37,000 year figure?

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Most mammoths died out at the end of the last Ice Age.last glacial period was the most recent glacial period within the current ice age, occurring in the Pleistocene epoch. It began about 110,000 years ago and ended between 10,000 and 15,000 BP. In 1977, the well-preserved carcass of a 7- to 8-month old baby woolly mammoth, named “Dima”, was discovered. This carcass was recovered from permafrost on a tributary of the Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia. This baby woolly mammoth weighed approximately 100 kg (220 lb) at death and was 104 cm (41 in) high and 115 cm (45 in) long. Radiocarbon dating determined that Dima died about 40,000 years ago. Its internal organs are similar to those of living elephants, but its ears are only one-tenth the size of those of an African elephant of similar age.

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